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Django Girls… the D is Silent

Django Girls… the D is Silent

July 31, 2018 in Centriq News / by Hannah Mulligan

Every year, we rave about how much we admire Django Girls and everything they do for our tech community. And, every year, we get blank stares and questions like, “what the heck is a Django Girl?” No worries— it’s a fair question! We had to ask ourselves the same thing before we started teaming up with the incredible organization.

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Elon Musk Says You Don’t Need A College Degree. Is He Right?

Elon Musk Says You Don’t Need A College Degree. Is He Right?

March 28, 2018 in Centriq News / by Hannah Mulligan

When asked what college degrees he looks for on a resume, Elon Musk— the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX— made it clear that skills and abilities come first. While he acknowledges that graduating from a prominent university can indicate that a candidate might be “capable of great things,” he says, “what I’m really looking for is evidence of exceptional ability. There’s no need even to have a college degree.”

Is Musk right? Is a college degree necessary for a successful career in tech?Read More

Passion and Profession: How to Get Paid Doing What You Love

Passion and Profession: How to Get Paid Doing What You Love

February 22, 2018 in Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Hannah Mulligan

We’ve all heard an inspirational career quote at some point in our lives, whether it’s “do what you love and you won’t work a day in your life,” or “if you can dream it, do it.”  And while a solid Walt Disney quote can be good for the soul, it’s tough determining what’s clich and what’s valuable career advice.

It’s safe to assume that we’d all love to find a job that aligns with our passions, assuming you’ve already identified what those passions are. But what if you’re not sure what you actually love doing? It’s a fair concern – if you’ve spent years in a career that’s crushed your spirit, it’s easy to forget what you enjoy doing.

So, how do you start identifying your passions and turn them into a profession?Read More

Centriq Training Launches Information Technology Career Boot Camp in St. Louis

Centriq Training Launches Information Technology Career Boot Camp in St. Louis

June 27, 2017 in Centriq News / by Sara Lamb

Country’s Longest Running Entry-Level Training Program Offers Both Coding and Networking.

ST. LOUIS (June 27, 2017) – Centriq Training, the Midwest’s largest information technology training company, is introducing their IT Career Training Program to St. Louis.

Established in 2005, Centriq’s IT Career Training Program is the longest running, most experienced entry-level technology training program, or boot camp, in the country. It is also the only one to offer students the option of learning either development (coding) or networking. Registration is now open for both four-month programs, with the first networking class starting on August 14 and the first coding class on September 11. Graduates of both programs will be ready to enter the job market by the end of 2017.Read More

CENTRIQ TRAINING EXPANDS TO ST. LOUIS

CENTRIQ TRAINING EXPANDS TO ST. LOUIS

May 2, 2017 in Centriq News / by Sara Lamb

Centriq Training’s acquisition of Premier Knowledge Solutions creates the Midwest’s largest IT training company.

LEAWOOD, KANSAS (May 2, 2017) – Centriq Training (Centriq), the Kansas City area’s largest information technology training company, announces that it acquired St. Louis-based Premier Knowledge Solutions (PKS) in a transaction that closed on April 1. The combined firms create the largest IT training company in the Midwest.

“Information technology professionals located in St. Louis, as well as throughout the region, will now have access to training capabilities not previously available,” said Centriq President Kevin Grawe. “Our clients will be able to choose from more than 400 different training courses, many of which are not available in St. Louis today.”Read More

Centriq First to Implement Innovative Learning Platform in Tech Career Training

Centriq First to Implement Innovative Learning Platform in Tech Career Training

September 29, 2016 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Jessica Oliver

Centriq has become the first technology bootcamp (or code school) to implement Canvas by Instructure as its Student Learning Portal for its hands-on technology career training programs. Canvas, widely considered the most modern and sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS), is the fastest growing LMS in the higher education space due to its adaptability, customizability, and support. Centriq, the only technology bootcamp or code school to offer both an entry-level Full-Stack Web Developer bootcamp and an entry-level IT Systems and Security bootcamp, is the first and only school of its type in the United States leveraging Canvas in an immersive bootcamp classroom environment.Read More

Centriq Training Offers Youth Technology Summer Camp Like No-Other

Centriq Training Offers Youth Technology Summer Camp Like No-Other

July 11, 2016 in Centriq News / by Sara Lamb

Programming instructors will teach kids to build a website in just one week.

Leawood, KS. (July 11, 2016) – Geek Week at Centriq Training isn’t your typical summer camp! There won’t be the usual activities like swimming, hiking, camp fires and ghost stories. Instead, this youth technology summer camp will focus on Website Coding, Mobile Apps and Gaming Adventures. That’s why there is a waiting list for both the Middle School camp and the High School camp.

The high level of interest in Centriq’s inaugural Geek Week summer camps stems from the familiarity that Generation Z (the kids currently in Middle School and High School) has with technology. For this generation, the desire to write code, create websites and games, and develop mobile apps, is as natural as the desire to learn to read. This desire is what motivated Centriq to create Geek Week.Read More

2016 Centriq Technology Scholarship Winner

2016 Centriq Technology Scholarship Winner

May 13, 2016 in Centriq News, College Alternatives / by Ted Parker

AUSTIN WIGGINS HAS A PASSION FOR TECHNOLOGY

Computers have been his life’s hobby since the beginning of Middle School. When his family moved to Lee’s Summit from North Carolina he immediately enrolled in the nationally recognized Summit Technology Academy as an extension of his Lee’s Summit West High School experience. He’s taken six technology-related classes in high school.Read More

What the heck is a Django Girl?

What the heck is a Django Girl?

April 1, 2016 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

I know, right? That’s the question I got from the first four people I told about Centriq sponsoring the initial Django Girls Workshop in Kansas City. Well, here’s your answer. Django is one of many web frameworks that help developers build websites. Django Girls is an incredible group that provides the framework needed to help women organize free, one-day website programming workshops across the country. The primary goal of the workshops is bringing more women into the world of technology.Read More